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Biden holds 11 point lead over Trump in Michigan: poll

Biden holds 11 point lead over Trump in Michigan: poll
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenDefense lawyers for alleged Capitol rioters to get tours of U.S. Capitol Sasse to introduce legislation giving new hires signing bonuses after negative jobs report Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE is leading President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing MORE in the critical swing state of Michigan by 11 points, roughly three weeks out from Election Day, according to a new Hill/Harris poll.

Fifty-four percent of voters said they supported Biden, while 43 percent said the same about Trump, according to the poll that was released exclusively to The Hill. 

The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Biden leading Trump in the state by 6.7 percentage points.

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The president flipped Michigan four years ago, narrowly winning it over then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMcConnell: Taliban could take over Afghanistan by 'the end of the year' Hillary Clinton: There must be a 'global reckoning' with disinformation Pelosi's archbishop calls for Communion to be withheld from public figures supporting abortion rights MORE by less than a percentage point.

However, this state, along with a number of other battleground states Trump won in 2016, is now in play.

The Hill/Harris poll also showed Biden leading in Pennsylvania by 5 points, 51 percent to 46 percent. In Florida, the two candidates tied at 48 percent.

“President Trump has made a lot of progress in Florida and us closing in there but he has a lot of ground to make up in key Midwestern states,” said Hill/Harris polling director Mark PennMark PennPoll: Americans back new spending, tax hikes on wealthy, but remain wary of economic impact Biden's poor TV ratings against Trump is exactly what this administration wants 64 percent view 'cancel culture' as threat to freedom: poll MORE. “Biden is polling better with suburban and all-important older voters upset about the virus.”

“This time the Democrats see the Trump strategy and so far are blocking it to put back the blue wall,” he continued. “Trump has defied the odds before but these are some tough odds.”

The Hill/Harris battleground polls were conducted online among likely voters within Florida (965 likely voters), Michigan (1,289 likely voters), and Pennsylvania (992 likely voters) between Oct. 12-15.
 
Results were weighted among registered voters for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, education, political party and political ideology where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population and then filtered by likely voters.